February 01, 1979

Voter Participation

Voter Participation

Special Committee on Election Reform

Adopted by the House of Delegates

February 1979

BE IT RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges the President of the United States to appoint a commission of distinguished persons from various walks of life to study the decline in voter participation in the electoral process and to make appropriate recommendations, such study to culminate in a White House conference on the subject of declining voter participation; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association support the enactment of legislation that encourages voter participation, eliminates mechanical barriers to voting and provides for fair redistricting pursuant to the 1980 census without regard to partisan advantage; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That state and local bar associations be urged to support and join with the American Bar Association in this program to improve and enhance voter participation.